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A Commonsense Book of Death: Reflections at Ninety of a Lifelong Thanatologist

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Thirty-five years ago, in 1973, the author, then in the middle of life, age 55, wrote Deaths of Man, a set of essays about death. The book was nominated for the National Book Award in Science and recently the American Psychological Association selected it as a "classic" and provided a retrospective review. Now, in 2008 the author, age 90, revisits some of his original ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published October 3rd 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published September 28th 2008)
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Jia Yuan
Sep 09, 2010 Jia Yuan rated it really liked it
Through this book I got to read what goes through and brilliant mind. Edwin Shneidman has brought forth an informative and insightful view of death. At age 90 when he wrote this book, he shares with us what he had studied and learnt over the the course of his life as a thanatologist.

Having read this at age 25, this book has introduced concepts about life and death which young and healthy people like us hardly think of. Would recommend this book to anyone who has a curious mind and generally want
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Dr. Edwin S. Shneidman (born c. 1918) is a noted American suicidologist/thanatologist. He with co-workers from the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center provided a major stimulus to research into suicide and its prevention. He was the founder of the American Association of Suicidology and of the principal United States journal for suicide studies, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. He is Profe ...more
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